FlyawayHomes: Permanent Homes Solve Homelessness…

The very first FlyawayHomes site is open

Announces its grand opening of the Steaven K. Jones Permanent Supportive Housing complex located at 820 West Colden Avenue, LA, September 28th, 2018.

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, September 18, 2018 / —

FlyawayHomes announces the grand opening of its first permanent supportive housing community funded solely with private funds: The Steaven K. Jones Supportive Community at 820 West Colden Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90044.  This development will provide permanent supportive housing units for 32 resident clients and an on-site manager is fully leased to a subsidiary of The People Concern and will be occupied on October 1, 2018. 

“Because everyone should be housed, healthy and safe, we are very excited to partner with FlyawayHomes,” said John Maceri, CEO of The People Concern. “They are committed to ending homelessness by bringing innovative solutions to what is needed most – more supportive housing.”

The People Concern, one of the largest social services agencies in Los Angeles, provides highly effective, fully integrated services to the most vulnerable members of our community: homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence, and others who have nowhere else to turn. The units were furnished with generous grants from The Rose Hills Foundation and all the appliances were provided by HSBC Bank USA, N.A. Tenants will be selected through the Coordinated Entry System (CES), a countywide database of homeless individuals that gives the highest priority to those most in need.

Steaven K. Jones, Co-founder, FlyawayHomes, stated, “Permanent homes cure homelessness! Each of us needs to do our part by contributing time, energy and money to the most needy in our society.  We can end homelessness if each of us does our part.”

"We are thrilled this day has finally come! Our building solution is to construct PSH with modular units tooled from repurposed shipping containers, which substantially reduces the time to design, permit and construct the building, and therefore the cost.  This concept is funded entirely by private investment.  We believe we can build projects more quickly and much less expensively, helping to provide another alternative solution to the homeless crisis in LA.” added Lawry Meister, President of FlyawayHomes.

Kevin Hirai, the COO of FlyawayHomes, stated, “We were able to bring the cost per person down from about $500,000 to $109,000.  We were able to make it a reality thanks to the hands-on contributions of our general contractor, Del Amo Construction, our architect, Gustaf Soderbergh of VTBS Architects, our landscape architect, Plac-e, and our civil engineer, Delane Engineering.  There were also many, many others who helped us to get this project completed, and we greatly appreciate their support.

“It warmed my heart to see the responsiveness of our investors when we approached them about this project.  There are many people who want to do something to help, but just don’t know how,” added Sarah Jessup, the CIO of FlyawayHomes  “We have attracted investors who will receive a return of about 5%  and help our most vulnerable neighbors to get back on their feet and start rebuilding their lives.  It's a beautiful thing!”



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Source: EIN Presswire